Producer: Te Whare Ra
Country/Region: New Zealand, Marlborough
Grapes: 100% Gewürztraminers
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Vegan
About Te Whare Ra
Owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11Ha vineyard is planted to 7 different varieties and was first established in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted. The wines are made with minimal intervention in a small winery which has been specifically set up for small batch winemaking.
Te Whare Ra Winery is a small, family-run vineyard and winery in Marlborough. Some of their vineyards are certified organic, and the rest are sustainably certified and cared for according to organic principles. The family are also one of the founder members of MANA (Marlborough Natural Winegrowers) as well as a member of NZ Biodynamic Association.
Intensely perfumed, with notes of lychees, ripe oranges and cloves. These lead into luscious varietal flavours of lychee and quince, with underlying characters of ginger and exotic spice. The palate shows intense fruit concentration and weight with a fine, soft texture and excellent persistence of flavour.